Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Rea stays top of world with Italian double

By Paul Lindsay

Published 20/06/2016

Grin bonus: World champion Jonathan Rea celebrates his second Superbike victory of the weekend in Italy
Grin bonus: World champion Jonathan Rea celebrates his second Superbike victory of the weekend in Italy

Defending champion Jonathan Rea shouted his delight as he extended his lead at the top of the World Superbike Championship with a double win at Misano in Italy.

The Ballyclare speed king won race one on Saturday and followed up with victory over Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes once again yesterday to stretch his advantage at the top of the standings to 66 points.

Rea tailed Sykes, who took the lead with an ambitious move at turn two on the first lap, for most of the race before pulling away with five laps remaining to eventually win by 2.96 seconds, a more comfortable cushion than the 0.09 secs he won race one by.

"I'm so happy to have made it a double win here. I learned some things from the race that I didn't see on Saturday and I was able to apply that at the end of the race," Rea said afterwards.

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph